The durability of these products is; White and black – 8 years outdoor, all other colors – 7 years and
metallic’s – 5 years outdoors. This use-life estimate is based upon accelerated age studies based on
vertical applications under “normal” temperate climates.
Printability is not warranted. However, we have created the following guidelines if printing is desired:
1) For screen printing: Limit the screen ink to two or three colors. While the liner is an excellent liner,
it is designed for plotter cutting. Sometimes too much heat may result in the liner ‘waving’ a little
which can cause registration issues when additional colors are used. Mactac recommends Nazdar
3500 series UV cured screen inks.
2) If printing UV inkjet; make sure the vacuum (if flatbed) is strong enough to hold the liner down
tight. Typically it is, but vacuums are notoriously weak, especially as they age.
3) If printing with solvent inks; limit the inks to a total of 270% saturation. Use a generic ICC profile for
either 2 mil cast of 3.5 mil calendared vinyl films as a starting point.
4) Thermal transfer printing: all MACmark gloss films are thermal transfer printable. We strongly
recommend the use of a web cleaner prior to printing due to the potential presence of paper dust
from the white kraft paper liner.
*Grass Green, Turquoise Green, Petrol< Panther Rose, Cyclamen, Poppy Red, Fuchsia, Fawn Brown, Clay Brown, Dark Gray, Traffic Grey are all Special Order colors with a 60 day lead time if not currently in stock.